"We chose Dexter with Amplify and had an absolutely fantastic experience. One of the best things about Amplify is that they have a pretty large number of excellent DJs with their bios and music tastes and personal style on their website so you can choose the person you think works best for your personality or the vibe you're looking for during your wedding. Upon our initial consultation, it seemed like Dexter would be the best fit for us and he did not disappoint! Even our photographer, who's done hundreds and hundreds of weddings, loved Dexter. The process is totally transparent (no mysterious charges or fees), they offer packages that fit a lot of different needs and there are a number of a la carte options to make it exactly what you want. Nate and his crew have thought of everything and covered all of the bases. Should I ever be throwing a party that needs a DJ or emcee, I'll definitely be returning to them."
Amanda + Cole
"Dexter was outstanding to say the least. He was early to the event, extremely professional, flexible, and came prepared to our venue that had little internet service. During the reception he kept the energy going and danced with us too! He was so awesome we wanted him to come out after the reception! My guests were so impressed they wanted to book Dexter for future events. I can't say enough good things about Amplify Entertainment. It's a shame I can't give them 6 stars because I would in a heartbeat. Thanks to all of you for giving me an unforgettable wedding experience."
Sarah + William
"Nate and Dexter walked us thru the whole thing, which really helped since we weren't well versed on how things should go. Dexter did a great job with the music and even got on the dance floor to help fire things up! Amplify Entertainment was a great find."
Kim + Julian
"Dexter was great at our Project Graduation event! High energy even through the wee hours! He totally related to the kids, did all the announcements we threw at him, played great (appropriate) music, and was AWESOME at raffle time! Thank you SO SO much for working with us!"
Jessica, Chiles High School Project Graduation
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Hey everyone, my name is Dexter and I also go by Black Tarzan. I played drums in a punk and blues band called Blind Math. Our lead singer was a Mississippi Delta Blues lovin’ Jewish physicist who actually went 85% blind for a few weeks before discovering himself and his true friends in the process.
What was the first album you ever owned?
Big Willie Style by Will Smith. That album sold 9 million copies in America alone, yet most people still don’t appreciate how talented and influential a rapper Will Smith really is. His hit singles “Men In Black,” “Miami,” “Just The Two of Us,” and “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” all came from that album. All of those records were top 20 songs on the US Billboard charts, and “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” was #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (the main chart); check the archives bro. How many movie stars do you know who also have a #1 hit record in their catalog?
Will Smith is literally THE best pop chart, movie theme songwriter EVER. His songwriting style was so chill and so fun, he appealed to people of all ages, all over the world, and he starred in the same box office blockbusters that he wrote a hit song for. How many rappers or actors can say they’ve done that?
Little known fact about Will Smith’s music career: Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff actually received the first ever Grammy award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” The Grammys had NEVER awarded a hip hop song or artist before that, so Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff are fully responsible for opening up rap music to the mainstream. Their second Grammy came in 1991 with “Summertime,” their most successful single to this day. RESPEK.
Who are your favorite artists?
What are your favorite albums?
Sam’s Town by The Killers. Where You Want To Be by Taking Back Sunday. Graduation by Kanye West. And As I Am by Alicia Keys.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
My strict parents generally didn’t permit us to listen to rap and RnB, so my favorite genres growing up were disco, funk, classical, and pop-punk. I was an emo kid with rap beats in my head.
What about your unique background makes you a great DJ for any event?
I’ve been making music since I started playing drums at the age of 6. As a songwriter and a musician, I’ve played/written/composed punk, blues, RnB/soul, pop, hip hop, classical, and electronic music. In college at FSU I took 2 classes for classical piano and wrote my own classical pieces to play for my final exams (one of which I also wrote and sang a duet for the final, while playing piano). My musical interests and abilities are as diverse as you’ll ever find, and I bring an abundance of love, joy, and passion every time I DJ!
Dance music is my favorite thing to bring people together, so when you see me bustin’ moves at the DJ table, just know that in a few minutes I’m probably gonna be out on the dance floor with you. I am here to amplify your event!
What are your favorite dance floor genres?
House, Disco, Top 40, Trap, and the 90s!